Banavasi, the names connects to being the oldest and the first capital of Karnataka is today a quite sleepy town with its beautiful Pineapple farms and the majestic Madhukeshwara temple. Looking at the temple one can certainly say that this place would have been a high activity place. The Kadamba dynasty was the first dynasty… Continue reading Pineapples at Madhukeshwara .. Sweetener of Karnataka
Chaushati Yogini, the word itself takes me back to the time when I had visited this Sakthi pitha at Hirapur near Bhubaneswar. Especially this being the Dasahara time, I remember how Mahamaya, the central deity of Chaushati Yogini is celebrated. I had a similar impression when we started our planning some three months earlier. India… Continue reading Lost Yoginis of Mitawali
Ever felt lost and found with awe... Bateshwar, near Morena, Madhya Pradesh is just the place that would make you feel that. When Google fumbles with the path, and you trust technology too much, then be rest assured, you will have a journey of a life time. We went through villages that would take you… Continue reading Ruins of Chambal … Bateshwar
Being lost even when GPS seems working I think is something that we have taken up for granted. And, finding newer things and pausing to find something beautiful is a new normal then. Well Bankapur fort was one such place. We had read about the Nagareshvara Temple inside the fort and wanted to check that… Continue reading Bankapur Nagareshvara Shiva
Stones can be a guardian when used to fortify Stones can be an art when crafted by an artisan Stones can beautify when weather does its natural work Chitradurga, is an fort that is a combination of all where nature has worked along with the kings of yesteryears to build at fort that was a… Continue reading Chitra & Durga
80ft below the surface, a thought that can send shivers and goosebumps.. many channels to one room can confuse but at the same time, can also be a safe bet. The Ankalagi caves, at Chandravali is a delight to be. We had driven all the way from Chennai and reached there by 2.30 in the… Continue reading Ankalagi Caves (Chandravali)
The first time that I heard of Bishnupur, it did not rekindle any feelings. Yeah, like any other local town in India, this could yet another city. Now, the mind does play tricks and I happened to start reading about this town and what got me excited was that this small town some 130 odd… Continue reading Terracotta Adda – Bishnupur
A regular Saturday afternoon on the banks of Khoai river, near Shantiniketan is a beautiful setting of the Khoai Hatt every Saturday. Those tall "Sonajhuri" trees adorned every meter of the ground. Under these lovely trees and as the sun shines right above your head the khoai market gets into a shape. The expanses gets… Continue reading Soulful Baul!!!
It's been a few years since I started exploring this beautiful country's wilderness and ruins along with my partner in crime who drive me crazy, at time nuts and most of the time just "WoW" During these travels, there are a few realisations that dawned on me and I think it will be great to… Continue reading NH4 Realisations!!!
Mighty, Lavish, Majestic, grandure and adjective would be short and less to describe this magnificent fortified Nahargad palace. The palace built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734. A man who has built some of the finest architectures in the pink city, Jaipur. Our guides, had stated a sad affair of saying nothing much… Continue reading My Nahargad